Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting
From spreadsheets and serial bonds to long-term assets and short-term debt, accounting is the language of the business world. Through courses such as principles of accounting and principles of economics, you will develop interpersonal, teamwork and problem-solving skills, as well as learn how to apply technology in the accounting field. Classes are taught by professors who bring real-world experience to the classroom, working with you every step of the way to help you succeed. A required accounting internship gives you hands-on training and helps lead to employment after graduation. While businesses come and go and industries change, accounting will always be an integral part of the dynamic.
Concordia graduates receive in-depth training that's applicable to business sectors of all types — including non-profits, government, retail, industrial and health care, as well as accounting firms at every level. Business fields such as management consulting and financial management are also open to students with an accounting degree. Other jobs requiring an accounting degree include auditor, financial analyst, real estate assessor, forensic actuary, budget analyst, and FBI agent.
Our program and faculty are focused on preparing you for a career success in the field of accounting. To accomplish this, students are required to complete courses and activities in three distinct areas:
- The first area requires students to complete the General Business CORE.
- The second area requires students to complete CORE courses in Accounting.
- The third area requires students to complete advanced study in a business-related concentration or minor, or choose a minor within the liberal arts field. The advanced study concentrations and minors include: Finance, Marketing, and Sports Management.
All students complete an internship. The purpose of this internship is to help students apply academic knowledge to a supervised work environment. The internship brings together academic preparation with an actual employment situation, providing the students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge, communication, decision-making, and problem-solving skills. The vast majority of [accounting] internships turn into a full-time employment opportunity upon graduation. Many of these students are in an enviable position, as they already have a job offer and can begin their careers immediately.
Students enrolled in the Accounting degree program, especially those who have selected the International Business as a minor, may wish to travel overseas to study or complete an internship with a company in another country.
BA General Education Requirements (48)
The following are exceptions to the General Education requirements.
- MTH 123 College Algebra (3) fulfills the general education math requirement
General Business Core Requirements (35)
- ACT 201 Financial Accounting (3)
- ACT 202 Managerial Accounting (3)
- BA 101 Intro to Business: Organizational Management (3)
- BA 203 Fundamentals of Economics (4)
- BA 226 Computer Business Applications: MS Office (3)
- BA 247 Quantitative Methods and Analysis (3)
- BA 301 Pre-Internship Seminar (1)
- BA 342 Finance (3)
- BA 352 Business Law (3)
- MKT 360 Principles of Marketing (3)
- BA 457 Ethical Leadership (3)
- BA 499 Internship (5)
Accounting Major Core
- ACT 301 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
- ACT 302 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
- ACT 311 Cost Accounting (3)
- ACT 401 Auditing (3)
- ACT 402 Personal Taxation and Corporate Taxation (3)
- ACT 403 Personal Taxation and Corporate Taxation (3)
- ACT 406 Advanced Accounting I (3)
- ACT 407 Advanced Accounting II (3)
- BA 351 Production & Operations Management (3)
- BA 458 Business Policy & Strategy (3)
- May be required for uniform CPA exam in some states: MTH 120 Pre-Calculus (3)
All undergraduate business students who major in Accounting must also complete one of the business-related advanced study areas as shown in this section or select a minor in the Liberal Arts.
- Finance (12-13)
Complete four of the following courses:
- ACT 301 Intermediate Accounting I (4)
- BA 341 Investments (3)
- BA 344 International Trade, Finance and Monetary Issues (3)
- BA 455 Risk Assessment (3)
- BA 472 Entrepreneurial Finance (3)
- Sports Management (12)
- SPT 461 Principles of Sports Management (3)
- SPT 462 Sports Marketing (3)
- SPT 463 Sports Financing and Sponsorship (3)
- SPT 464 Legal Issues in Sports Management (3)
- Marketing (12)
Complete four of the following courses:
- MKT362 Consumer Behavior (3)
- MKT 363 Marketing Research (3)
- MKT 365 Innovation and Product Life Cycle (3)
- MKT 366 Global Marketing (3)
- MKT 467 Marketing Strategy and Management (3)